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1 April 2005 Distinguishing red and roe deer using DNA extracted from hair samples and the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method
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Red deer (Cervus elaphus) and roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) are 2 of the most numerous wild ungulate species in Europe. They are sympatric over a large part of their total geographic range. There are no reliable techniques for differentiating between them when studies are based on hair or fecal sampling in the field where the 2 species' ranges overlap. Here we describe a test for differentiating between red and roe deer hair samples using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method by amplifying a section of the mitochondrial DNA D-loop, which differs in length between species.

Maxime Galan, Christophe Baltzinger, A. J Mark Hewison, and Jean-François Cosson "Distinguishing red and roe deer using DNA extracted from hair samples and the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method," Wildlife Society Bulletin 33(1), (1 April 2005). https://doi.org/10.2193/0091-7648(2005)33[204:DRARDU]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 April 2005
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